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" Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy. "
FLEET TACTICS UNDER STEAM - Page 5
by FOXHALL A. PARKER - 1870
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Historical Tales: The Romance of Reality. English

Charles Morris - France - 1893 - 336 pages
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Nelson wore that day his admiral's frock-coat,...
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Historical Tales, the Romance of Reality

Charles Morris - Great Britain - 1893 - 336 pages
...signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Nelson wore that day his admiral's frock-coat, bearing on the breast four stars, the emblems of the orders...
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

William Milligan Sloane - France - 1894
...ship after ship, and the French admiral murmured, « All is lost!» Nelson had given a stirring order: «In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.» Villeneuve's was scarcely less so: « Any...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 6

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." One of Nelson's last orders was, that the...
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Historical Tales: The Romance of Reality. American. [Vol. 1]

Charles Morris - 1895
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Nelson wore that day his admiral's frock-coat,...
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Admirals - 1897 - 4 pages
...their particular Line as their rallying point. But, in case Signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no Captain can do very wrong if he places his Ship alongside that of an Enemy. Of the intended attack from to windward, the Enemy in Line of Battle ready to receive an attack, t...
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Admirals - 1897
...their particular Line as their rallying point. But, in case Signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no Captain can do very wrong if he places his Ship alongside that of an Enemy. Of the intended attack from to windward, the Enemy in Line of Battle ready to receive an attack, t...
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The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1896 - 356 pages
...close enemy and decisive action, would supply any deficiency at sea of sjgnajs> and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.' One of the last orders of this admirable man...
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The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 3

Sir William Laird Clowes, Sir Clements Robert Markham, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Herbert Wrigley Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard George Carr Laughton - Great Britain - 1898 - 592 pages
...is like marching towards the sound of guns, or, to use Nelson's words, " In, case signals cannot be understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." The " In Case," however, needs also to be kept in mind ; and that it was Nelson who said it. Utterances...
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From Howard to Nelson: Twelve Sailors

John Knox Laughton - Admirals - 1899 - 476 pages
...anticipate Nelson's celebrated memorandum that " in case signals can neither be seen nor perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." This one was p the captain of the Berwick, who having in the first instance closed with the Spanish...
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